This is a research study to be done at multiple sites in participants with advanced acute
myeloid leukemia (AML) that have a mutation in Fms-like tyrosine kinase-3 internal tandem
duplications (FLT3-ITD). This study is to learn more about an investigational drug,
quizartinib, being tested with the anti-cancer medicine CPX-351 (also called Vyxeos™), which
is approved and widely used to treat AML.
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety, tolerability and survival of patients
receiving the combination of CPX-351 and quizartinib.
This is an open-label, two-part Phase II clinical trial in patients with relapsed or
refractory FLT3-ITD mutation-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The study is designed to
assess the safety and tolerability as well as the efficacy of administering CPX-351
(cytarabine:daunorubicin liposome complex) with quizartinib. CPX-351 is a formulation of two
drugs, cytarabine and daunorubicin, that is administered as the first part of treatment to
get rid of as many leukemia cells in your bone marrow as possible. Quizartinib is an
investigational drug made of a protein that inhibits FLT3 and will be given after CPX-351 has
been given. The plan for administration is divided into three phases: induction,
consolidation, and maintenance.
1. Written informed consent form (ICF), according to local guidelines, signed by the
patient or by a legal guardian prior to the performance of any study-related screening
2. Patients with the following types of AML with >5% blasts:
- Relapsed FLT3-ITD mutation-positive AML, diagnosed by bone marrow (BM) biopsy
with FLT3 mutation by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
- Refractory FLT3-ITD mutation-positive AML, diagnosed by BM biopsy with FLT3
mutation by PCR
- Relapsed or refractory FLT3-ITD mutation-positive AML after HCT, diagnosed by BM
biopsy with FLT3 mutation by PCR
- Relapsed or refractory AML with de novo FLT3-ITD mutation, diagnosed by BM biopsy
with FLT3 mutation by PCR
- Relapsed or refractory AML after HCT with de novo FLT3-ITD mutation, diagnosed by
BM biopsy with FLT3 mutation by PCR
3. First-line therapy must have contained a standard induction chemotherapy (e.g. 7+3,
FLAG-IDA, FLAG, CLAG, MEC, hypomethylating agent with venetoclax) with or without
receiving a prior FLT3 inhibitor (e.g. midostaurin) or multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor
(e.g. sorafenib). All patients who relapsed after an alloHCT are included, except
patients with active graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) requiring >10 mg prednisone.
4. Patients must be able to swallow and retain oral medication.
5. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status score of 0, 1, or 2
6. Adequate renal and hepatic parameters (aspartate aminotransferase [AST], alanine
aminotransferase [ALT] ≤2.5 institutional upper limit of normal [ULN]; total bilirubin
≤2.0 institutional ULN; serum creatinine [Cr] ≤2.0). In patients with suspected liver
infiltration, ALT can be ≤5 institutional ULN.
1. Acute promyelocytic leukemia (t[15;17])
2. Female patients who are lactating or have a positive serum pregnancy test during the
screening period. Female patients of childbearing potential who are not willing to
employ highly effective birth control (as defined in Appendix C of protocol) from
screening to 6 months following the last dose of CPX-351 and/or quizartinib.
3. Evidence of active and uncontrolled bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral infection.
Infections are considered controlled if appropriate therapy has been instituted and,
at the time of screening, no signs of active infection progression are present. This
is assessed by the site clinicians, including an infectious disease consulting
physician, if requested by the Principal Investigator (PI), regarding adequacy of
therapy. These infections include, but are not limited to:
- Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
- Active hepatitis B or C infection with rising transaminase values
- Active tuberculosis infection
4. History of hypersensitivity to cytarabine, daunorubicin, or an FLT3 inhibitor
5. Any patients with known significant impairment in gastrointestinal (GI) function or GI
disease that my significantly alter the absorption of quizartinib.
6. Psychological, familial, sociological, or geographical conditions that do not permit
compliance with the protocol.
7. Uncontrolled or significant cardiovascular disease, including any of the following:
- Bradycardia of less than 50 beats per minute, unless the patient has a pacemaker
- QTcF interval using Fridericia's correction factor (QTcF) interval prolongation,
defined as >450msec at screening and prior to first administration of quizartinib
- Diagnosis of or suspicion of long QT syndrome (including family history of long
- Systolic blood pressure ≥180 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure ≥110 mmHg
- History of clinically relevant ventricular arrhythmias (i.e., ventricular
tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation or Torsades de pointes)
- History of second or third degree heart block without a pacemaker
- Right bundle branch and left anterior hemiblock (bifascicular block), complete
left bundle branch block
- Ejection fraction <50% by transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) or multigated
acquisition (MUGA) scan
- History of uncontrolled angina pectoris or myocardial infarction within 6 months
prior to Screening
8. History of New York Heart Association Class 3 or 4 heart failure
9. Prior anthracycline (or equivalent) cumulative exposure ≥368 mg/m2 daunorubicin (or
10. Any serious underlying medical condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator or
Medical Monitor, would impair the ability to receive or tolerate the planned
11. Patients with inadequate adequate pulmonary function will be excluded. Inadequate
pulmonary function is defined as requiring supplemental O2, or diffusing capacity of
the lungs for carbon monoxide [DLCO] <40%.
12. Active acute or chronic GVHD requiring prednisone >10 mg or equivalent.